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Julius Stobbs
Founder
Prior to founding Stobbs, Julius was Head of Trade Marks at Ipulse. He was also a Partner at a major European firm for seven years.

Julius has an unparalleled knowledge of trade mark, registered design and copyright law, and applies this in a commercial way to provide practical and proactive advice for his clients.  Clients appreciate Julius’s ability to combine a relaxed manner with an ability to grasp key issues quickly and provide focused advice.

He has extensive experience in contentious trade mark proceedings.  In the UK his experience includes many appearances before the Appointed Person, and he is the most often heard trade mark attorney in inter partes proceedings at the UK Intellectual Property Office.   He also has experience of proceedings before the UK High Court and the Patents County Court.  Julius also has vast experience of dealing with oppositions, cancellations and appeals before OHIM and of further appeals to the General Court and the European Court of Justice.

He provides advice on management and organisation of IP portfolios, trade mark and domain name policies, as well as IP strategies.  He has substantial experience in IP issues relating to tax restructuring and in respect of licensing issues.

Julius has extensive experience in dealing with domain name complaints, and has had many successes before ICANN and Nominet and other domain tribunals.  He also has considerable experience in advising on the acquisition of domain names, and in particular top-level domains.  He has advised on and gained experience of the Companies House Tribunal.

Julius has served on the Organising Committee for the International Trade Mark Attorneys’ Annual Meeting and is a regular speaker at INTA and other events.  He trains candidates for the CITMA exams and has also lectured on International Trade Mark Law at Manchester University.

He spends his spare time studying for additional degrees, and relaxes by playing golf (in which he has represented his country) and making jewellery (commissions welcome)
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Opinion
Place smart bets: Zero-based budgeting – for IP Strategy
April 5, 2020
Place smart bets: Zero-based budgeting – for IP Strategy
Mid-year refresher of key 2018 United Kingdom Trade Mark and Design decisions
July 24, 2019
Mid-year refresher of key 2018 United Kingdom Trade Mark and Design decisions
Stobbs in the Intellectual Property Magazine - Striking a Balance: the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
July 3, 2019
Stobbs in the Intellectual Property Magazine - Striking a Balance: the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: Further extension granted, and more clarity from the EUIPO
April 12, 2019
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: Further extension granted, and more clarity from the EUIPO
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: The road keeps turning
January 16, 2019
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: The road keeps turning
What will the GDPR mean for WHOIS?
April 23, 2018
What will the GDPR mean for WHOIS?
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: Draft Fallout
April 17, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: Draft Fallout
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: A Working Draft - Part ii: Designs
April 6, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: A Working Draft - Part ii: Designs
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Successful decision for L’Oréal against barefaced infringement by RNV
March 23, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Successful decision for L’Oréal against barefaced infringement by RNV
Stobbs awarded UK Trade Mark Prosecution firm of the year 2018
March 14, 2018
Stobbs awarded UK Trade Mark Prosecution firm of the year 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog - (SKY)KICKing important questions of clarity and bad faith from the UK to the CJEU
February 20, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog - (SKY)KICKing important questions of clarity and bad faith from the UK to the CJEU
Stobbs and INCOPRO join forces to help brands protect their IP online
May 22, 2017
Stobbs and INCOPRO join forces to help brands protect their IP online
Review of United Kingdom Trade Marks and Design Decisions 2016
March 8, 2017
Review of United Kingdom Trade Marks and Design Decisions 2016
Stobbs in the CITMA Review: Go your own way - setting up your own IP business
February 20, 2017
Stobbs in the CITMA Review: Go your own way - setting up your own IP business
Kluwer Trademark Blog - Brexit: Pulling the (art.50) trigger
January 17, 2017
Kluwer Trademark Blog - Brexit: Pulling the (art.50) trigger